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More nurses fed up, set to bolt

Survey finds heavy workloads, lack of respect driving people from profession.  Preliminary findings from a national survey have shown an increase of 8 percentage points in the number of nurses wanting to leave the profession over the next 12 months. Researchers ...

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Winning them over

Sue Denham, an emergency nurse practitioner, shares her experience implementing the practitioner role into the ED of a regional public hospital, despite many initial objections. It’s hard to believe I’m writing this and even harder to believe that only a ...

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Under old protocol

More elderly patients are presenting in emergency departments, presenting new challenges for staff.  Emergency departments throughout the world are experiencing increased presentations of elderly patients, sparking concerns that procedures, along with physical design, may need to be rethought. In response ...

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Top 5 inspiring choices

The results are in for Nursing Review’s Top 5 Inspirational Nurses poll for 2013: this is who you voted for.  The researcher: Karen-leigh Edward wants to get more nurses doing hands-on research Name: Karen-leigh Edward Position: Director of the Nursing ...

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Election Focus: primary healthcare is critical

Nursing leaders have spoken out about a raft of issues including primary healthcare reform, and are calling on nurses to become more vocal in public debate.  Primary healthcare reform and nursing workforce concerns are among the critical health issues that ...

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Nurses need more education on co-morbidity

There are new programs in the works to ensure nurses have the right skills to manage patients presenting with both mental and physical health conditions.  With yet more research suggesting that physical health conditions amplify the risk of mental illness, ...

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Nursing staff numbers on the critical list

Australia faces a critical shortage of nurses over the next decade unless governments address dwindling job opportunities, an over-reliance on skilled migration, and a lack of training in aged care.  With projections that Australia is to be short more than ...

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Muggleton’s passion

An enthusiasm for management and health, coupled with concern for the elderly, saw the young Stephen Muggleton move from hospital management to a career in the aged care sector.  Always interested in contributing to making a difference to people’s quality ...

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Union attacks providers for blocking wage increases

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has criticised non-profit providers for undermining proposals to improve aged-care workers’ wages. As part of the federal government’s Living Longer Living Better reforms, the Aged Care Workforce Compact is expected to deliver $1.2 billion to ...

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Bryant’s career in perspective

As an activist for nurses and patients, Rosemary Bryant has made giant steps. She speaks to Amie Larter about her working life. Rosemary Bryant has had a distinguished career in nursing, currently holding the position of Commonwealth chief nurse and ...

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